Fandango and Moviefone have struck a partnership to make Fandango the exclusive ticketing partner for AOL’s movie-focused site.
Moviefone customers will be able to make ticket purchases online via computer, mobile devices and tablets using Fandango’s network of 20,000 screens — the largest in the country.
“Partnering with Fandango gives Moviefone users an upgraded experience by allowing them to buy tickets from twice as many theaters with more options,” Jay Kirsch, SVP and General Manager of AOL Marketplace, said in a statement. “This move bolsters our already extensive web and mobile offerings, including our Moviefone iPad App, and enhances the overall Moviefone experience for our audience.”
Moviefone, founded in the 1980s, had a partnership with Movietickets.com, but that deal lapsed earlier this month.
NBC Universal owns Fandango, which holds an exclusive deal with AMC, the second largest chain in the month.
"This new alliance builds on Fandango's continued momentum by introducing its conveniences to millions of new Moviefone consumers, and furthering our goal to enable film fans to buy tickets any time, any place and on any platform," Rick Butler, EVP and general manager of Fandango, said in a statement.